Written by Mendy Smith
Published: February 24, 2014 at 3:02 AM [UTC]
The conversation started as a logistical one to figure out flight arrangements for Interlochen this summer. Somehow it touched on my musical skills(or in my mind, lack thereof). It turned out that what I perceive as my greatest weaknesses musically was seen from the outside as strengths. Where I felt I was stagnating in my musical progression was seen as tremendous strides in technique.
Maybe because that over time my teacher and I've set the musical bar higher, I have a hard time accepting this praise. On the other hand, I'll take it at face value and let it give me that bit of extra motivation I need at my to get over my current plateau.
This entry has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
Violinist.com is made possible by...
Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.